CLUBS listings


“h. Club Budda Budda regulars will be pleased to hear that a bumper loyalty pass is available at £25 for Christmas Eve, Boxing Night and the first Budda of 2000 With the residents Geoff Montford, Steve Middleton and Chris Harris. Tickets are also available for individual nights. Club Budda, 24 81 26 Dec, 21am.


I Algo Differente at Havana. 10.30pm-1ate. £4 (£3). Weekly. Arrive early for salsa tuition, then revel in the Salsa Sabrosa crew’s high octane Latin set.

I Bennet's at Bennet’s. 11.30pm—3am. £2.50 (£1.50). Weekly. Sara with an upfront dance mix. Gay.

I F.A.B. at Babaza. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. DJ Skud with garage and funky house, playing to a dressed-up crowd.

I Ghetto Flava at reds. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Paul N’Jie with a smooth blend of house, garage, R&B and funk.

I Joints And Jams at Planet Peach. “pm—3.15am. £3 (£2). Weekly. High calibre night of hip hop, swing and R&B from Martin Hesketh.

I Overground Indie Party at The Velvet Rooms. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). 29 Dec only. Indie classics ancient and modern from the Velvet Rooms’ resident independent ex crts.

I R&B Centre at Club Budda. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. The Record P1ayaz,a.k.a. Naeem and Kash, with the freshest R&B.

I Shag Tag at Archaos. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Insanely successful night based on a complex numerical flirting system: everyone gets a number upon entry, then, if someone catches your eye, you write their number on the board next to your own. The lady or


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I Laid at The Temple. l().30pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. A new student night with the cheesiest of cheese. regular tribute bands and the odd foam party.

I Lush at The Velvet Rooms. 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Jim Da Best and CJ with naff pop and commercial house respectively. One for the students.

I Planet Pop at Oudos (Queen Margaret Union). 10pm—2am. £2 (£1); students and up to four guests. Weekly. Pop, arithemic house and related silliness from Tam Coyle.

I Shooting Stars at The Garage. llpm—3am. £4 (£3). Weekly. Gerry and lain keep the drunk kids happy with Charty house and po ) hits. I The Shimmy Club at Benner‘s. 11.30pm—3am. £3 (£1.50). A straight and studenty night at the gay venue, with Raymond Davren maintaining the party atmosphere.

I T.I.T. at Trash. 10.30pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Rory W‘ller with foot stomping house and trance, Graham churning out the student pap in Room Two and Teeyitee with whatever seems appropriate in the cave.



I Edward's at Edward‘s Bar. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. DJ Louise with hits from the 80s.

I Jengaheads at The Living Room. 9pm—midnight. Free. Weekly. Ali and Martyn with their beats and loops. Apparently, there are some four-deck battle plans for the festive season.

I Shu Hirata at The Cul De Sac. 8pm—midnight. Splendid jazzy breaks and drum 8; bass.

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gent with the most numbers gets a free bottle of champers. Quite icky, really, but the kids love it. Musicwise, its banging house and trance in the main room and across the board ’madness' from CJ downstairs.

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I C.J.D. at The Apartment 11pm—3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Student frolics with Marcello, Alan Belshaw and Ryan Mathie.

I Klass at Destiny. 10pm-3am. £2 before 11pm; £3 after. Weekly. For those who fancy a party night out, but can’t stand those pesky kids cluttering up the joint. Over 285 only.

I Pop 8: Tarts at The Cathouse. llpm—3am. Weekly. Free before 11.30pm; £2 (£1.50) after. Weekly. Party- up disco and funk.

I Souped Up at The Garage. 10.30pm-3am. £3 (£2). Weekly. Student pop piffle from lain Hanlon.

spin his upfront house, soul and R&B. Planet Peach, week/y Fridays.


Edinburgh clubs


I Catwalk at Catwalk. 9pm—1am. Free. Weekly. Open decks session. Phone 225 5583 or ()411 807925 for more information.

I Club Java at Club Java. 10pm—lam. Free. Weekly. A restaurant. bar and club which could be your one-stop shop. The club opens at around 10pm playing mainstream music.

I Cuba Norte at Cuba Norte. 10pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Great Cuban bar and restaurant with salsa and latin DJs on rotation.

I Don't Stop at The Cocteau Lounge. Midnight—3am. Free. 23 Dee. Fortnightly. Entrance through The Outhouse Gardens (Broughton Street Lane). Different DJs every night.

I La Fromagerie at The Meadows Bar. downstairs. 9pm—3am. Free. 23 Dec. Fortnightly. Easy listening. mellow jazz, hi-NRG disco and tasty cheese.

I Machine at The Tap O‘l.auriston. 8pm-1am. Free. Weekly. Underground indie music, expect punk to Pavement. Sonic Youth to Chemikal Underground. I Made In Iguana at Iguana. 9pm—lam. Free. Weekly. Make tracks down to this popular pre-club bar to hear Gary Mac (Sublime) mix up some of the best acid and soulful house and breakbeat. We love this DJ, we really do.

I Opus De Jazz at The Cocteau Lounge. 8pm—late. Free before 10pm; £3 after. 16 Dec. Fortnightly. Soul diva Nicola King and DJ Tinku do the mellow jazz and soul thing.

I Salsa Con Sabor at Baracoa. 10pm—1am. Free. Weekly. DJ Hector maintains an exceptionally popular salsa night with hot music, great ambience and friendly people. Call 225 5846 or SillSilClUl)((i hotmailcom for more info. I TFI Xmas at Club Mercado. 5pm—late. Free. 'eekly. The huge afterwork party throws its annual Christmas do each night of the festive season. Trendy Wendy gets the office workers in the mood.


I Aswang at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £6 (£5). 16 Dec. Monthly. Psychedelic trance and dub with DJs front London. Newcastle and Edinburgh. Lots of freebies, chillout and some hammocks.

I Barry Cabanas at Eden. £6.99: £5.99 members; £5 nutty dressers. 30 Dec only. It’s their Millennium Spectacular (two words that are being way overused, we say) and the Barry‘s lot are starting the party here. It’s the first ever appearance of the Barry Cabanas All-Stars, details are being kept close to their chest but let's be honest - it'll be depraved, rude and completely brilliant. They are also in cahoots with the Disco Inferno lot for the Hogmanay party at Eden. See separate listing.

I Beat at The Vaults. The Vaults are closed until January.

I Black Projects at La Belle Angelc. 11pm—3am. £5. 30 Dee. Monthly. Hip hop, drum & bass and house music from Richie Rufftone. Jamie Watt and Ross Duckering fora more studenty crowd. Ross Mitchell guests.

I Block-Party at Noa. 10pm—3am. £3 (£2.50). Weekly. Striking a chord with the punters is this two-room hip hop. beats. funk and drum & bass feast.

I CC. Blooms at CC. Blooms. llpm—3am. Weekly. Free club downstairs at this popular gay bar, playing a mix of dance and hi-NRG house.

I Club Zero Zero at the Traverse. 9.30pm—3.30am. £15. 30 Dec only. The first of two excellent night for your audio pleasure. Tonight you can catch the Ministry of Sound's Problem Kids (who put on as much a show as MAW, we are told) joining the sublime garage producer and DJ Craig Smith (Substantial), Dolphin Boy, Jamie Byng and those

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l Brothers with their stinky chat and Latin


i I Da Break at La Belle Angele.

: llpm—3am. £4. 16 Dec. Monthly.

i Popular hip hop night from local

; contenders.

i I Dust at Studio 24. 10pm-3am. £2. Weekly. Popular alternative club offering up a selection of metal, industrial, goth and a bit of punk to an appreciative crowd.

I El Segundo at The Bongo Club. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3). 16 Dec. Monthly. A great night of live hip hop and stuff from this collective of like-minded DJs and MCs. Residents include Red 6. Toastie Tailor (of New Flesh For Old fame). Christo, Bobby Spartacus, Zero, Out of Order and Trenton.

I Jamboree at Club Mercado. 10pm—late. £4. 30 Dec only. Moving from their regular Sunday night slot, slam da funk with the finest RLQB, hip hop and soul courtesy of the Edinburgh Rocks basketball team.

I Love Breaks at Po Na Na. llpm—3am. £2. Weekly. DJs Simone and Dr Jon do the new and old classics thing.

I The Mambo Club at The Cavendish. 10pm—3am. £5 (£4). Weekly. Still going strong Sir Ossie offers a mix of salsa and R&B.

I Midnight Blue Grand Finale at Cafe Graffiti. 10pm-3am. £6. 30 Dec only. This is it. the last ever. ever, ever Midnight Blue at Graffiti. It might throw you a little that it’s on a Thursday, rather than their usual Friday slot, but with the most dynamic line up everyone who's ever played, pretty much we’re sure that you‘ll cope. Expect Sister Soul, the James Brown Tribute Band. some serious dancefloor Latin. movie themes. Subie Coleman and of course the wonderful Midnight Blue band. DJs are Jo Malik (Lizzard Lounge) and Stuart (Big Beat). I Mode Organic at The Citrus Club. llpm—3am. £2. Weekly. Ska, mod, northern soul and 60s beats. Open for Christmas parties until 30 Dec, parties of ten or more get in free ifguest list is faxed in on 062 7086.

I Negociants at Negociants. ()pm—3am. Free. Weekly. Archie offers up his fave selection of hip hop and ragga.

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I The Ark at The Ark. 10pm—3am. £tbc. Weekly. Mind-melting drink promos and full-on party music to take you into the

wee hours.

I Bubbalicious at Club Mercado. l(l.3()pni—3am. £4 (£3 with flycr).

Subli e Nick Warren ViSits one of his fave clubs (honest) for an epic three- hour set of trance. Wilki'e House, Fri”

77 Dec.